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El Carajo

#128 of 3,429 Restaurants in Miami
#144 of 3,741 Places to Eat in Miami
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2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
305.856.2424
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden Local Secret

As most other reviews are stating this one is located in the strangest place. At a gas station of all places, but that's how creative minds make the most of every space in Miami. Don't worry because once inside you will lose yourself in the Spanish themed interior and then be totally wowed by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
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English first
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As most other reviews are stating this one is located in the strangest place. At a gas station of all places, but that's how creative minds make the most of every space in Miami. Don't worry because once inside you will lose yourself in the Spanish themed interior and then be totally wowed by the menu and how great everything... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Fun....Different.....Good Food.....lot's of tapas and wine selection in a very unusual place. El Carajo is a Spanish Restaurant extremely unique.

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It took me years to warm up to the idea to eat at El Carajo. For years I used to fill up my tank at the gas station where this restaurant is located and never ventured inside the restaurant. However as the lines became progressively longer and the wine selection progressively greater I gave it a shot. It became one... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So it's a gas station. Go inside, into another world. Wine shop is the best in Dade, and the food is exotic and great. It's a mildly mind blowing experience. The prices run from reasonable to the best in wine

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Genova
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a dinner in this restaurant because of the great Lonely Planet's evaluation. It wasnt' a good decision. The ambiency is ordinary and incredibly noisy at the point that one cant talk with the people at his table. The food (spanish kitchen) is relatively good but extremely overpriced. The service is unfriendly and hasty. Be aware.

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MIAMI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Located inside BP gas station, this wine bar restaurant has and intriguing concept. You walk around and choose your beer or wine. Good wine's are reasonably priced and everything has a $10 corkage fee. There are about 12 dining tables and a 12 seat community table. Both the white bean soup and red bean soup are hearty, as is the... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If I hadn't seen Pillar V review I wouldn't have found it! It is really hidden. We looked on he back of the Petrol station, on the sides, etc just to realised what we though it was the petrol station shop it was the restaurant itself. It is really nice inside and the menu is a mix of Spanish and... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Excellent restaurant! It is hidden inside a BP gas station so you have no idea what is inside! The food and service were great as well as the wine!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The greatest wine selection in restaurant which is a front for excellent Cuban food. This is the "convenience store" and cashier for a active BP station. However, it's more like a gourmet restaurant with a full wine cellar.

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amsterdam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The restaurant is in a working BP station, situated in the back of the store. It is freezing cold inside, the first thing you see is a bakery with great cakes and coffees. Then you see all the boxes of wine like in a wine shop. The food is authentic, prices reasonable, service quick. We did not like the hard... More 

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Additional Information about El Carajo

Address: 2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
Phone Number: 305.856.2424
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Spanish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: 305.856.2424

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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